Art/sound performance created, directed, and produced by Becky Grajeda.
Performers: Becky Grajeda, Neal Markowski, Nick Davis, Jacob Miller
Things that should not be picked up in the first place is a series of performances in which a panel of Chicago-based artists and non-artists improvise a conversation, a live mix of sound art and fluxus-based actions. Grajeda and fellow panelists will discuss topics ranging from the banal to the socially relevant, together devising, deconstructing, and perfecting absurd concepts and contexts. The live mixed sound art and fluxus-based actions will disrupt and inform the panelists’ conversation, each taking turns at the periphery of the soundscape.